Making Sense of Shakespeare

"Why, then the world's mine oyster"

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Act II, Scene II)

About Us

Mark Row

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Is currently a Drama teacher in Milton Keynes. Having previously studied Drama and Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University; Mark has recently been studying for a Masters degree in Shakespeare and Education in Stratford upon Avon, where he was inspired to launch Fortune’s Fool. Mark is very excited by the prospect of presenting The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) and is delighted that, if nothing else, it has given Mark the opportunity to refer to himself in the third person.


Tim McCoy

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Studied Drama and Music at Manchester Metropolitan, where he met Mark and worked with him on a number of projects. Having managed to avoid coming to blows on all but one occasion, they have decided that now is the time to shake hands and rekindle their working relationship. Since leaving university Tim toured for a number of years with Cragrats Theatre Company gaining a wealth of experience in Theatre in Education. He has now settled in Cambridge where he teaches in a school and fights crime in his spare time.


Matthew Perris

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Studied Drama at Bretton Hall before completing his teaching qualification at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Matthew is responsible for the BTEC Performing Arts courses at Stantonbury Campus, the largest specialist arts college in the England and probably Wales too. Matthew has a regular show on Milton Keynes Hospital Radio and has been a regular cast member of the Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy in recent years; appearing in their productions of Allo Allo and Ripping Yarns as well as taking a regular spot at Whose Turn Is It Anyway, where he is something of a cross between Tony Slattery and Sandi Toksvig.

What Students say...

Rhodri Hosking

“It was a really great experience where I learnt how to better my social skills to work as a team well. I found it a challenging performance but we were encouraged from start to finish which really boosted my confidence”

Rhodri Hosking
Year 11

What Teachers say...

Trevor Harris

“We are happy to whole heartedly recommend the work of this company. We’ve used their expertise for the past two years in planning, preparing and devising performances using KS4 students for the Shakespeare Schools Festival. The outcomes from these projects gave students significantly enhanced skills, knowledge and understanding of the Shakespearean plays through the practical process of taking the work from the page and putting it on the stage.”

Trevor Harris
Arts College Manager